Responsible body in terms of data protection laws is:
Collection of general information
When you access our website, general information is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of websites you have requested and is mandatory when using the Internet. We statistically evaluate anonymous information of this type in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it. We process your contract data (e.g. services used, names of contact persons, payment information) for our contractual obligations and services in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1lit b. To comply with GDPR. The information marked as mandatory in online forms is required for the conclusion of the contract.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. As a result, we automatically receive certain data such as B. IP address, browser used, operating system via your computer and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable our websites to be displayed correctly.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Registration on our website
When registering for the use of our personalized services, some personal data are collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data such as telephone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided when registering at any time. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We are happy to correct or delete them at your request, provided that there are no statutory retention requirements. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details provided at the end of this data protection declaration.
Provision of chargeable services
In order to provide services subject to a charge, we ask for additional data, such as payment details.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
If users leave comments on the blog, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are saved in addition to this information. This serves our security as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.
When you register to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will only be used for this purpose. Subscribers can also be informed via email about circumstances that are relevant to the service or registration (for example changes to the newsletter offer or technical conditions).
For an effective registration, we need a valid email address. In order to check that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “double opt-in ” procedure. For this purpose, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the response requested. Further data is not collected. The data will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for sending the newsletter at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly from this website at any time or inform us of your request using the contact option at the end of this data protection notice.
If you contact us by email or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.
Deletion or blocking of the data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or for the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose ceases to exist or these deadlines have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics .
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking here. An opt -out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Using script libraries (Google Web Fonts )
In order to present our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers , we use script libraries and font libraries such as B. Google Webfonts ( https://www.google.com/webfonts/ ). Google web fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or prevents access, content is displayed in a standard font.
Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently unclear whether and if so for what purposes – that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.
Using Adobe Typekit
We use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of our website. Typekit is a service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. which gives us access to a font library. To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must establish a connection to an Adobe server in the USA and download the font required for our website. This gives Adobe the information that our website has been accessed from your IP address. Further information on Adobe Typekit can be found in Adobe’s data protection notice , which you can access here: www.adobe.com/privacy/typekit.html
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps , Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map functions by visitors. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google data protection information. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.
Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites . The corresponding plugins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If a page with the YouTube plugin visit, a connection to servers of YouTube made. Here, Youtube told which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Anyone who has deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
Further information on data protection at ” YouTube ” can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Social plugins from the providers listed below are used on our websites . The plugins you can tell that they are marked with the appropriate logo.
Via these plugins , information, which may also include personal data, may be sent to the service operator and possibly used by it. We prevent the unconscious and unwanted collection and transmission of data to the service provider with a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin , it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding switch. Only by activating the plug-in is the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider triggered. We ourselves do not collect any personal data using the social plugins or their use.
We have no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. At the moment it must be assumed that a direct connection to the services of the provider will be expanded and that at least the IP address and device-related information will be recorded and used. There is also the possibility that the service providers try to save cookies on the computer used. Please refer to the data protection information of the respective service provider to find out which specific data is collected and how it is used . Note: If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a specific page.
We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website :
Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)
Google Plus / Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA) Whatsapp XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Germany) LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.
If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example via a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or set your browser so that cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com” are blocked.
Please note that you must not delete the opt -out cookies as long as you do not want measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you have to set the respective opt- out cookie again.
Use of Google remarketing
This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. The function serves to present website visitors within the Google advertising network with interest-related advertisements. A so-called “cookie” is saved in the browser of the website visitor, which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when he or she visits websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, visitors can be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites that use the remarketing function of Google.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or, apart from the mandatory data storage for business transactions. Please contact our data protection officer. You can find the contact details at the bottom.
So that data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, provided there is no statutory archiving obligation. If there is such an obligation, we will block your data on request.
You can make changes or withdraw your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.
We reserve the right to occasionally adjust this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. B. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration then applies to your next visit.
Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact our data protection officer directly: